“Yeah? Well My God Has A Hammer…”

Assigned to paint a landscape environment, I wanted to do some work on “painting the air,” having a foreground middle ground and background.  Like the “Driver” piece in my last post, I had an idea, made some minor tweaks to the original sketch and this is what happened.  The changes I made were extending the image to be much more vertical by increasing the size of the giant in the background.  Some line work in the background will need to be softer in the final.


The lighting and color of Drive inspired me to try my hand at painting the shine of an intersection wiped across these faces. I decided to try it with this straight/hard edge sketching style I’ve been playing with. Not a whole lot of process to be shown on this.  I had an idea for what I wanted and, with the exception of some minor tweaks and value adjustments, this is what happened.  I’ll be painting this in greens and reds.

I intended to paint this in greens and reds. The green light at the intersection shining on the green interior of the car and the red light across from them shining on their faces.  However, after trying a number of color studies a decided to try and blue and purple interior and I knew it was right.

*update 2*

“What do you do?”
“I drive.”